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The Habit Trip

"The Habit Trip is a joy. Imagine if childhood stories got together

with behavior science to give us lessons on how to change."

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of DRIVE and WHEN

The Habit Trip:


A Fill-in-the-Blank Journey to a Life on Purpose

By Sarah Hays Coomer

The Habit Trip is a whimsical, interactive storybook for grown-ups — rooted in the science of behavior change — in which you are the lead character and the one and only expert.

This book is a roadmap to discover how to effectively choose your habits and relieve chronic stress. It's a playful, accessible way to receive the messages your body is sending and respond in kind with healing reinforcements. The best kind of change feels more like pleasure than pain!


The journey is divided into three sections:

  • The Situation: Travel through 10 areas of life to identify what’s working for you, what comes naturally, and what matters most.

  • The Solution: Learn how habits work and administer micro-doses of solace and structure to bolster your health and stability.

  • The Payoff: Build momentum and the unique power that comes with choosing your daily routines on purpose.

By the end of your journey (accompanied by a host of enchanted creatures), you'll have charted an easier way to roll through the sometimes-joyful, sometimes-infuriating chaos of life, one habit at a time. The Habit Trip is an actionable antidote for stress and frustration — your challenges, your solutions, your way.


Published by Running Press, December 1, 2020

Audiobook Sample

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Free worksheets included with audio.


 (You will find instructions inside the audio about where to find the worksheets!)


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"The Habit Trip is a joy. Imagine if childhood stories got together with behavior science to give us lessons on how to change"

Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of DRIVE and WHEN

"In The Habit Trip, Sarah Hays Coomer reveals a refreshing new way to approach positive change: listening to your gut, your heart, and your inner voice. If you've ever wanted the process of change to feel more playful, joyful, and rooted in self-trust—not self-criticism—this guide will show you the way."

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Willpower Instinct and The Joy of Movement

The Habit Trip is a literal and figurative roadmap to help us identify how to boost our well-being. Through engaging ideas and tools, Sarah Hays Coomer guides us to answer the very questions that underlie the quality of life we all yearn to achieve.

Michelle Segar, Ph.D., MPH, author of No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You A Lifetime of Fitness​​


"The Habit Trip is a fresh perspective on ways to consider, measure, and ultimately change the many micro-habits that shape our lives. Coomer does an incredible job weaving together science, narratives, and her own journey in this compelling and highly practical book, which actively invites the reader to engage. I recommend it to anyone who wants to make changes to their keystone habits."

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., author of Your Next Big Thing

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